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Old 12-11-2006, 10:53 AM
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Backing to Fly Line Connection...

The application is for big game fishing with 12 weight line. I know that I will be into my backing from time to time and I am concerned that the ususal nail knot or double nail knot is not the smoothest thing for running though the guides. A friend recommended a bimini twist for the backing and a Drew's Speed Loop braided connector for the fly line. He claims this is the strongest connection and flows through the guides easily.

I am a little concerned with the loop connector to the fly line. I use Scientific Anglers Wet Cel monofilament core line. If the coating should fail, there goes the loop connector. If I remove the coating, how well will the braided connector grab the monofilament?

Any suggestions appreciated...
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Old 12-11-2006, 12:31 PM
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I would use an Albright knot, possibly to doubled-up backing. I've never had an Albright get stuck in the guides, but a little pliobond on the knot will make hangups een less likely.
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:19 PM
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I'd use a blood knot.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:37 PM
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I second the Albright knot.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:52 AM
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The standard backing/flyline connection for big game applications is a loop-to-loop connection for 100% strength. This approach provides ease in attaching/removing flylines.

A 30-turn bomini with a double surgeon's knot is tied in the backing. A braided, double catch loop is attached to the flyline. This system clears guides and tiptop easily.

Backing to arbor on the fly reel is also important. With standard dacron backing, wrap the tag end of the backing around the arbor twice and tie a six turn uni-knot.

An albright connection is about 85 per cent.
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:40 AM
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I would agree with what Jim said. If you make double trap loops from Gudebrod 50# braided mono you will have no problem. The "chinese finger trap" principle grips a large area of the coating and will not bite in and strip it off the core. Go loop to loop with a bimini in the Dacron and you have a very smooth/strong connection.

There is a good explanation of how to make the braided loops on Dan Blanton's webside FYI.
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